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We Were Always Leaving

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dc.contributor.advisor Brand, Dionne Rodriguez Machado, Ana 2017-08-30T21:27:25Z 2017-08 2017-08-17 2017-08-30
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a novel about three generations of a Cuban family in San Juan de los Palotes, a fictional town on the north coast of Cuba. The novel spans more than eight decades and follows six characters—Guadalupe, Rafael, Luz, Liliana, Manolito, and Yoliana—as each of them tells the story of their life. The novel investigates each character’s desire to escape their circumstances and the consequences of that desire; the ways in which the ghosts of each generation haunt the next; the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves; and the inevitability of family. Each character’s relationship with the town of San Juan de los Palotes is complicated; they spend their lives balancing on the tightrope between leaving and staying, never here and never there, ni aquí ni allá. Because of the bilingual nature of the project and its author, Spanish words and phrases are scattered throughout the text. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Constance Rooke Scholarship; College of Arts' Graduate Travel, Research, and Creation Fund en_US
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dc.title We Were Always Leaving en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Creative Writing en_US Master of Fine Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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